The American Friend
  • Director(s)

    Wim Wenders

  • Production Year

    1977

  • Release date

    01/07/2022

  • Genre(s)

    Thriller

  • Approx. running minutes

    126m

  • Cast

    Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer

Film

The American Friend

moderate violence, domestic abuse, sexualised nudity, suicide references

THE AMERICAN FRIEND is a German drama in which an art forger becomes involved in a murder plot.

  • Director(s)

    Wim Wenders

  • Production Year

    1977

  • Release date

    01/07/2022

  • Genre(s)

    Thriller

  • Approx. running minutes

    126m

  • Cast

    Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lisa Kreuzer

nudity

There is brief scene female sexualised nudity in a scene in which a man looks at archival photos of posed bare-breasted women.

suicide

A man briefly points a gun at his head. In another scene, a man tightens a wire noose around his neck; however, he does not take his own life.

violence

People are beaten, strangled and shot; however, there is limited detail. In one scene, a man is pushed from height, followed by a brief close-up of blood running from his mouth as he dies. In a scene of domestic abuse, a man and wife argue before the man briefly slaps his wife's face and pushes her onto a chair.


There is also mild bad language ('son of a bitch', 'ass', 'shit', 'salopard'), as well as milder terms (for example, 'God').
UseRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
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The American FriendCinema126m 0sArtificial Eye Film Co. Ltd21/06/2022
The American FriendCinema125m 0sBritish Film Institute Ltd05/05/1988
The American FriendCinema126m 0sCinegate Ltd17/04/1978
UseRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
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Der Amerikanische Freund - The American FriendPhysical media + VOD/Streaming121m 0sAxiom Films Ltd.18/08/2008
The American FriendPhysical media + VOD/Streaming126m 0sAnchor Bay Entertainment UK Ltd23/04/2003
The American FriendPhysical media + VOD/Streaming121m 0sConnoisseur Video18/05/1994
The American FriendPhysical media + VOD/Streaming120m 0sPalace Video26/08/1988
  • Classified date

    21/06/2022

  • Language

    German